Nidec Industrial Automation to invest ₹450 Cr at Dharwad

Nidec Corporation has announced that ‘Nidec Industrial Automation India Private Limited’, one of its subsidiaries held a Groundbreaking Ceremony for a new factory campus at Kotur Belur EMC Cluster Industrial Area in Dharwad.

The campus will Manufacture a Wide range of Motors, Generators, Drives, and System Solutions used in various segments including Renewable Energy, Data Centers, Industrial Automation, Infrastructure, and Electric Vehicles (EVs).

The new factory is located at Kotur Belur Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) located on the outskirts of Dharwad city near the Belur Industrial area.

The ambitious project sprawling 30 acres (with a Total area of 1,21,400 sq.m) will have a Factory built-up area of 55,000 Sq.m. The Groundbreaking Ceremony happened on 5th September 2023 at 12:00 PM.

The investment worth ₹450 Crores (US$55 Million) will provide employment opportunities to around 800 people. The project is likely to be completed by September 2025.

The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Mr. Michael Briggs (Senior Vice President and President, Motion & Energy), Mr. Anthony Pickering (President, Motion), Mr. David Sonzogni (President, Electric Power Generation) and Mr. Girish D Kulkarni (Managing Director).

The facility at Kotur Belur EMC industrial area will be Nidec Motion & Energy’s fourth facility in India and the largest yet, spreading over 30 acres of land.

Nidec plans to make its Dharwad facility/campus to become Carbon Neutral by 2028 utilizing many of the prevailing technologies that currently exist within Nidec.

The new state-of-the-art campus will house 6 plants to support different segments within Motion & Energy and will utilize Advanced Equipment, Automation and Nidec Group’s 3Q6S Lean Manufacturing Processes to ensure every unit manufactured is the best in class.

The facility at Hubballi Dharwad is Nidec’s latest strategic global investment to support its Motion and Energy business. It enables Nidec Motion & Energy to strengthen its robust manufacturing presence needed to grow in pace with India’s rapidly expanding economy.

About Nidec: Nidec Corporation has established itself as an international conglomerate that handles everything that spins and moves. After starting with only four employees, Nidec has grown to include more than 140,000 workers across the globe.

Also read: Hubballi Dharwad gets Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC).

The company currently boasts the most significant global market share for small precision motors. Their motors can be found in products that range from Cell Phones, Computers and Home Appliances to Industrial and Mining equipment and everything in between.

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